June 9, 2016: Jude Law on Why He Skipped on Playing Superman

In 2006, as he was preparing to cast roles for “Superman Returns”, director Bryan Singer approached British actor Jude Law to play the title role… buy Law turned down the role after trying on the costume.

Appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week, Law explained his reasons saying, “I’m an Englishman and, I don’t know, it just didn’t seem to fit. I was always worried about the outfit. I just didn’t fancy it.”

Bryan Singer is reported to have sent the proposed costume over to Jude Law for him to try on… Seeing himself in the costume decided his mind for him quick smart.

“I take the suit into the bathroom and I’m putting it on and I look around and I look in the mirror and suddenly I’m Superman. And the music kind of comes in,” Law said. “Then I have this picture of me in that costume in posters all over the world and I was like, ‘No way!’ And I unzipped it. But I was Superman for two minutes, that was enough.”